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  • Skunkworks 2.0

    This is what I've been doing today. One wall, half of another. That'll give me room to shuffle things around. Still on the fence about the fake wall. Probably can accomplish what I need under the work table. Just as easy to hide. Not growing pounds here yet. The whole room is 20 X 16. Ceiling goes up after last wall, then piece in all the rips at the top, foam gun the cracks. Thinking long haul and short range here. Can't keep buying shitty smoke. It's good and all but it's no Zulu Skunk, you know what I mean. Not to mention the price.

    Mycobro
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    Indoor Grow Journals 238

    Heres What I Been Doing!

    I don't post many pics, probly because of paranoia over security issues, but here is a few of my 2nd attempt at doing what we do.   First 2 pics are seedling/flower cabinet.    

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    Indoor Grow Journals 1540

    Welcome to the Shrx's Den

    Thanks for dropping in. New setup, new grow and an on going thread. I can already tell you this is going to be a book to start with. A lot has already been done so I want to provide as much as I can. sorry If I jump around. btw the grow was and is still a recirculating flood and drain.   before I speak of the changes and all the bad shit that happened, I did have a very successful grow. The cherry pie was incredible, my new favorite strain. A very long lasting high. taste great and wonderful smelling. I pulled well over 2lbs. Right around 4/20 is when I finally started to harvest, I ended harvest sometime in June. Why so long you may ask? well that jungle we grew took that long to finish. 1st the top of the plant, then the mid sections and finally was able to complete harvest on the last bit of 12 plants. by the time i was ready to start the next round summer came... uh oh!!!!   I was hoping for a complete setup when I first started my last grow. seeds, clones, mom's, and flower in a 7x9 shed running around 2000watts. Because of changes I had already made in order to try to keep perpetual going I had decided to buy a 3x3x6 tent to put in the shed for veg purposes. Due to poor ventilation I had major heat issues. The big problem turned out to be my 600w umbrella, between that, the 1000w, 2 150w air cooled lamps and 2 4 lamp t5 fixtures  and  out side temps in the 100+ range, I was doomed. my res temps were up as well. So I ended up with plants that were suffering major heat stress and root rot due to high water temps. I also had an outbreak of gnats and spider mites. Everything started to herm everything was spinning out of control and at that point I threw in the towel. which sux because I lost a ton of clones, seedlings, mom's and what I had flowering. a total loss.   In early Oct. I started to rebuild. I took my time because I don't work well in the heat and It was still hot as fk around here. By Halloween I was ready to grow. in fact i was already doing just that. but before I get into that...   I was "gifted", (I did some pest control for a friend), a few fans for circulation, a can fan, a xxl hood, some light hangers, 2 1000w hortilux bulbs (new) and a few other things. He wanted to give me more hoods and a few tables and res chambers, but they were too big for what I needed and the space that's available. So with the new xxl hood I was able to move my 1000 watt to the xxl hood and change the smaller hood to fit my 600w from the umbrella. So now both lights have can fans cooling the lamps, both are also equipped with their own charcoal filter. when I have all the fans running the negative pressure builds in the room. I have a hard time pulling/pushing the shed door open. when I smoke a bowl in there the smoke is gone in just a few seconds.  I already had one hole cut in a wall to act as a passive intake, I cut a 2nd. I should be able to control my temps now. In fact I need a few fan controllers. I'm running the 600 right now with out the fan running and temps are holding in the 70's, if I run the fan with the light my temps drop to the low 60's.   so anyway, here is a progression of the build I bought a new tray and a new res chamber. everything minne and I did worked for the time but was just to get things started and never meant to be permanent. So now I have a 3x6 tray and a 60 gal res chamber. I wish my tray were white but black it is.  I  was able to get a nice long pallet that fit the tray perfectly, I put some legs on the pallet and set tray on top res below, and I'm on my way. I hang lights fans and filters, cut exhaust holes and hang vents and add a shelf for the other filter. Because the roof in the shed is pitched I can't run the lights in succession. so I have to run them side by side. space for the filters also comes into play. After hanging everything I ran wires and ballast. I mounted surge protectors and the 600w ballast to the wall and added a few pieces of 2x4 under the 1000w ballast since I can't really mount it to the wall, I just want to be safe in case any flooding. the way the table tilts if it does flood it will spill over on the other side where there is no ballast.   in the last picture you can see the pump from the res on the floor and the the pumps for the air stones. In the following 2 pics you can see the manifold that the res pump feeds and the lines that go to the final pots... the issue I have is I can't walk around to that side of the table without fighting all that shit... so what to do???   well why not feed it through the middle of the table...?   mmmm.... okay...   This moves pumps under the table now   ...and clears the back side of the table, not a lot of room but it's enough to squeeze by   oh, I also added a spicket for those times I do a res change during lights out.     So at this point the room is complete. Not perpetual as I wanted but I'm sure It'll produce enough per go round to keep me medicated. If I can I will move the tent into a spare bedroom in the house, this will happen in early Jan. which is when I will flip this grow to 12/12, giving me 2 months or so to sew new seeds... any way a little ahead of myself. Here is the final room set up. I hang my t5s and my 150s when not in use. (hopefully moving to the tent in Jan.)   the lights fans filters, left side of the room and the right side (I cut out the plants those are for show later)...       ok so there it is, holy shit that was a chore, It's like writing an essay for school. I hope it all came together for you guys. I'm sure it was very confusing, bottom line is the room is ready to grow... so on with the show...   the next post will be about the grow I started about a month ago. SH420

    Shrxhky420
    Shrxhky420
    Indoor Grow Journals 1821
  • Random Think

    Any you all ever do rosin press extraction? What's your opinion of the method and end result?  

    wu wei
    wu wei
    Stoner Talk

    Z strain

    Cool book brother. A liquid culture is water and a little honey, or agar or whatever nutes you give. It's in a modified mason jar. The lid has 2 holes. One is a filter, it's a brass fitting with poly fill just jammed so tightly. High temperature sealant like for water pumps on cars makes the seal. The other hole has the same sealant but rounded up to make a injection port. I can draw this mutated wonderful gift from the father. I feel really thankful for it realizing what I have. Amazing power and totally smooth if you drink tea, smooth as silk. Looked for some verm at Lowe's but no dice.  After you get some experience I would LOVE some of your native species. I think about it often lol. All strains of mushrooms are domesticated now, true unknown species are rare and only the hardcore explorers get them. I don't live far enough south, Chillimatt does but they are really rare and most likely only find rattlesnakes. Peace brother I gotta run, could yak all day. Enjoy the book, remember these skills cross over and restaurants love fresh mushrooms.

    Mycobro
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    Mushrooms

    Z strain

    https://www.amazon.com/Psilocybin-Mushroom-Bible-Definitive-Mushrooms/dp/1937866289?ref_=mw_olp_product_details   So I just ordered this off Amazon! Gonna give it a go growing shrooms too. A hobby I definitely want to get into and be okay at. Following this thread has given me the ooomph I need to get going

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  • Mindblown....random thoughts and reflections of an anti-hero

    A blog for the random thoughts that rattle around in my brain

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    Blogs from an Anti-Hero 14

    Everything's wonderful

    So I don't know about blogs and all that but whatever.    When I asked my PT girl today how much I could possibly shoot for in terms of minimizing lower back torture and living with vigor (JFK lol), she said one day I'd be jogging better than in the last 10 years. She knows I love jogging and she was serious.  And I believe her because this girl knows her stuff and she knows how to turn me back in superman again! lol I'm so glad the semi-worthless(?) neuro spinal surgeons couldn't do anything because these PT peeps are dammmm good!    Off now to get me some seed feminizing supplies. Done had it with males and autos and all that peasant stuff.  

    wu wei
    wu wei
    Bloggy blog 51

    Behind the 8-Ball

    Some place to jot down whatever arises during this 8-Ball Kush grow. Bless you Chris! Thank you for your generosity!   I don't wanna do a detailed chronological log or analysis here. I wanna have fun and learn from you all.    I have a real good feeling about this grow (if i don't think about aphids).  I'm really liking the vibes I get in this room - in spite of tent limitations.  The two girls are healthy seedlings now and loving life. They're growing like a weed! The tent stays around 75 in the 18 hr "day" and dips high 50s from midnight to 6. I'm doing my familiar Happy Frog - Perlite combo again on both. I was gonna do Ocean Forrest or one HF and the other OF but didn't and i have zero reasons why. Maybe next grow.   So I dote on them. I'm thinking what to name them. Lucy and Ethel? Laverne and Shirley? Mary and Jane? London and Paris? Or how about Jennifer and Angelina?  lol They'd probly yank each other's roots out.  So any suggestions? 

    wu wei
    wu wei
    Bloggy blog 16
  • Growing Marijuana Tutorials

  • Marijuana Concentrates and Extracts

  • Cooking With Marijuana

  • Magical Butter Machine

    Quality...it's a good build. Would look good in any high end kitchen. Looks and feels really well built.   Ease of use...so easy to use a child who can comprehend one button operations can use it. Couldn't make it any easier to use.   Price....little tough one here for me. I'm a kinda guy who likes to reverse engineer.  In other words I like to see and figure out how things operate and work. With this one here, the concept is soooo simple that the price should be simple too lol. But getting back to the price. I feel it is well worth its value. It is made with quality parts and looks to be durable. I've used mine many times to make tincture and butters. So I have no complaints.   Overall value....it's durable, has multi functions to make an assortment of oils and butters, tinctures etc and it is one fine looking piece of equipment.   To see the MB2E in action check out the article below:     FROM THE MANUFACTURER:  The MagicalButter device is the world’s first counter top botanical extractor, designed for infusing the essence of healthy herbs into butter, oil, alcohol, lotions, and more! Combining an immersion blender with a programmable thermostat and heating unit, the MB machine is designed to create incredible recipes and botanical infusions with little or no labor. The MagicalButter machine grinds, heats, stirs, and steeps your herbal extract, all at the correct time intervals and temperature for a perfect infusion every time. As a result, you achieve your desired infusion easily, safely, and consistently. Features:   ● Fully automatic, microprocessor-controlled program sequences ● Pitcher constructed of stainless steel ● Integrated digital thermostat & sensors bring laboratory-grade temperature controls to your kitchen for consistent results ● Makes 2-5 cups per cycle ● Self-cleaning! Dimensions: Weight: 10 lbs. Width: 10 Inches Height: 14 Inches Depth: 10 Inches Capacity: 2-5 Cups of Liquids Included: LoveGlove, PurifyFilter 190, MB CookBook, Owner's Manual and 110V power cord.

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    Marijuana/Cannabis Products

    Stoner Haven Grinder

    The Stoner Haven weed grinder is made from premium zinc alloy, thicker, heavier, and more durable. It can capture much more keif from the bottom chamber than other grinders. It is designed in a combination of 4 different pieces. It is easy and convenient to assemble, use, and clean. A strong magnetic lid connects to the crusher firmly. Features a Thin Poly O-Ring for smooth grinding and less friction. The high quality metal teeth have exceptional durability.This grinder is 2" Diameter x 1.5" Height. It is small enough to fit in your pocket and very portable for travel grinding.   Product description Grinders are made of strong and high quality materials that guarantee optimal performance and durability. Optimum 2 inch size, grind the herb you need in one go. Easy to use and easy to carry. Super sharp, well designed, correctly placed teeth for the best grind, does not rip or shred.- With free scraper and brush, you can easily collect and remove the remaining keif from the grinder.

    Package Included:
    1 x 2" Herb Grinder
    1 x Pollen Scraper
    1 x Cleaning Brush  

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  • Gorilla Seeds

    KEEP IT REAL...KEEP IT GORILLA         Gorilla Seed Bank may be relatively young, but with more than 40+ years' cannabis seed experience shared between its founding members, you won't find any novices here.     ABOUT THE GORILLA SEED BANK KEEP IT REAL...KEEP IT GORILLA! Gorilla Seed Bank may be relatively young, but with more than 40+ years’ cannabis seed experience shared between its founding members, you won’t find any novices here.  Based in the UK but with an international spread, the Gorilla team have had their hairy hands in projects since they were cannabis seed infants, but having surged to the pinnacle of the industry, and had success in each of their particular fields, they have decided to come together to form a cannabis seed ‘super-group'.     MEET THE TOP GORILLA'S Meet the top Gorillas. Nice looking bunch don't you think? looks can be totally deceiving! But in this case they're not! These guys make The Gorilla Seed Bank what it is today. Without them, The Gorilla would be totally stuffed. The Gorilla started with just one man and a vision. After years of frustration ordering cannabis seeds for himself from other seedbanks and being continually let down, Alex knew he could provide a much better and personalised service, which was something the other seed banks had seemed to have forgotten. The Chief Gorilla decided to recruit likeminded passionate and devoted people to assist on his crusade in making collecting cannabis seeds a hell of a lot nicer and easier, leaving you with literally no alternative but to come back for more! Checkout out The Gorilla Story for our history.   Sarah
    (SEO) Stephan
    (Creative) Chelsea
    (Business Development) Alex
    (Content) Steve
    (Digital) Ben
    (SEO) Luke
    (Digital) Simon
    (Operations) GORILLA ON A MISSION “Gorilla’s goal is to provide nothing but the best of the best, to each and every customer at all times: the best seeds, of the best quality, from the best breeders and at the best prices. All wrapped up in a completely trustworthy and reliable service.” – Head Gorilla By always pushing the envelope, Gorilla Seed Bank will make sure that each and every customer has a first class experience now and in the future.  WHERE’S GORILLA GOING? Gorilla has a phenomenal team who are incredibly passionate about their industry. They are constantly researching, testing, improving and perfecting everything: from Gorilla’s selection of cannabis seeds, to their telephone manner and Gorilla impersonations. The Widest Selection Rapid Dispatch Times WHAT IS GORILLA SEEDBANK’S GOAL? The ultimate goal of Gorilla SeedBank is to become the first place every cannabis seed fan comes for cannabis seeds, because they know it is the place to come for the best deals, the best quality seeds and the best service anywhere.  This Gorilla Means Business For further information on Gorilla Seed Bank please – “Get in Touch”    

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    Fitness With Fatties

    Blaze Your Way To Better Health and Higher Vitality! Satire for stoners...Perfect size to roll one on too. DM on Instagram with your pic- We’re giving away a VIP trip for 2 to the 2019 Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam!       This satirical little book is a tongue in cheek guide for the weed smoker, and is guaranteed to give a good laugh, whether you partake in the odd smoke or not.   About the Author Having spent a great amount of time in her early years as both a stoner and almost completely out of shape, Lynda Knight is uniquely qualified in this field. She lives by the motto that nothing is more important than feeling good, and is passionate about helping people get to that place in their bodies and minds.   Instagram link- https://www.instagram.com/fitnesswithfatties/   Buy The book Here-  AMAZON LINK   Visit FWF Forum Section Here- https://www.stonerhaven.com/forums/forum/292-fitness-with-fatties/    Visit her Blog Here-  And see Gallery Album Here-   

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    Oil X Green

    About Us OilXGreen was created with the purpose of providing the home cannabis user a quick and easy method of making hash oil at home. After a year of research and experimentation we created the OilXGreen THC extraction system. Our system is easy to use and inexpensive to buy and operate. Using our system you can recover up to 95% of the Pentane solvent used for processing your marijuana. A Brief History of Cannabis Concentrates Marijuana first appeared in China around 6000 BC and was first used as a food and textile source. It was first used in a concentrate around 1500 BC. Known as bhang: it was made from cannabis ground into a concentrated paste, then mixed with herbs and milk or ghee , or was used as a chewy blob and then eaten. Around the 12th century hashish - chunks of concentrated cannabis appeared in the Mid-East, this became very popular. Hashish then made its way along the many trade routes in Asia and Europe, becoming a highly valued commodity.
    Marijuana concentrates appear In the United States in the late 19th century. Using ethanol and alcohol the extracts were mixed with other herbs and sometimes sold as a "cure-all" for anything from baldness and typhoid fever to impotency and toothaches.
    During the '70s and ’80s the U.S. saw vast amounts of cannabis grown for the first time. U.S. growers began to create the highest-quality Marijuana ever seen. Because of cultivation improvements and new extraction methods hash oil and other concentrate gained even more popularity. 
    California passed Proposition 215 in 1996, creating a semi-legal system which allowed cannabis to be grown. Concentrates now had a platform to be displayed and sold.
    With more states allowing medical and/or recreational use growers with large amounts of non-marketable materials, such as trim and lower branch buds, found great value in these for creating marijuana extracts. 
      How To Make Hash Oil At Home Easily Extract THC to make Hash Oil, Cartridge Oil, Waxes and Crumbles from your own cannabis The OilXGreen thc extraction system is made to work safely and easily. Compared with other available systems the OilXGreen marijuana extract method is both easy and affordable. You can reuse up to 95% of your pentane making your operating cost at a minimum. Extract up to 100% of the THC in your cannabis. Low cost to buy and operate. Make hash oil, crumbles and waxes at home. Great for people who use vaporizers. No learning curve at all. Some of the other system manufacturers need to provide PAID Training in order to operate their cannabis extract system. Our system is made of components manufactured in the USA except for the German made tubing. We assemble the final product in our home shop in San Francisco, CA.        

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  • Stoned Quotes

    If the words "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.

    Terence McKenna  

  • Z strain

    Here we go. Half seasoned dry cow dung half horticultural grade coir. Brought to field capacity with bottle water. Make a dung lasagna. Layer of dung mix, layer of fully hydrated popcorn. They have split and been briefly rinsed. Here you go. Dark rich loose nutritious cakes. Layer of perlite. This is a filter. A waste land of nothing to eat for anything wanting to get in. Aluminum foil will keep water out during sterilization in pressure cooker.  Electrical tape will hold under heat, water, and pressure just fine. 90 minutes of pressure and steam minimum. Feel free to do more than once. Especially in a day or so. In case something survived you can kill it with another round. Fractional sterilization. I used to work with a giant tamales pot. Every other day for a week will kill everything. Pressure cooking is good but you can get around it.

    Mycobro
    Mycobro
    Mushrooms 112

    how to make a spore print

    Let's start this off here with an easy one lol.   You can make a spore print with any mushroom with gills, its very easy you simply get a new piece of alum. Foil, glass, and cut your mushroom stem off as close to the gills as possible, best mushies for this are those that just broke their viel and opened up. Place cap, or mushroom top gills down on clean new foil and place glass over so no breeze can disturb your spores as they fall.   For a light print, 24hrs should be enough, but 48hrs is best for a nice dark print.   A spore print is your seeds if you will, they look like fingerprint kinda and just look cool.   You can use your prints as is to knock up some jars, or make an lc or liquid culture, or make a spore syringe.   After your print is made gently remove the cap, fold over foil to cover print and keep it safe then I fold all open sides of foil so nothing can get in, then place in a shitty book nobody would ever want to read lol like an encyclopedia or something hehehe.   No special storage needs, just keep it safe from foil being torn.   Sorry for lack of pics I will post some soon of what a spore print looks like.   Any ? At all anyone feel free to ask

    Guest Cashcropper
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    Cash's Caps

    Ok so kinda went mia on last journal so figured id throw this up. just got I'm mail other day 5 new spores syringes Alacabenzi B plus Amazon Cambodian And Golden teachers   Atm I have 9 jars of was in pressure cooker about to turn on and run. my plan is to run 3 jars of 3 different strains. once colonized ill do a grain to grain transfer of each strain with one jar and fruit the other jars.   Would like some opinions on which you guys would like see first. What's your top three picks of my strains?

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  • Cooking with Marijuana Explained

    A Stoner does not need lab grade equipment or a big fancy kitchen to make great tasting and  potent edibles. Its nice to have some glassware, cheesecloth or other material for straining, an assortment of funnels is nice as well.   One thing to keep in mind is that quality of hash/buds/trim will greatly impact your final product "Trash in, Trash out" is the saying. Using concentrates rather than weed will also help not have that "weedy" taste to your edibles as much of the plant material has already been removed.    Decarboxylation:   This is the process that transforms the compound THCA into the psychoactive THC. THCA is reported to have neurological and anti-inflamitory properties, but it won’t get you ripped, stoned, high, OR baked. You’ll heat your trim/buds to around 240°, causing the carboxyl group to be released, leaving you with active Tetrahydrocannabinol. Now that you know that your THC is activated, you can effectively infuse your Cooking oil or Butter at a lower temp (around 160°). I’ve found that this makes for better flavor, and scientifically, you won’t risk the loss of terpenes, flavonoids and cannabinoids from your oil or butter getting too hot. These compounds evaporate quickly when the cannabis is heated over 270°. Did you know that a regular lighter puts off heat at more than 450°. So when you light up, you destroy many compounds that make marijuana so healing and awesome (another great reason to eat or vape it).
    How To Decarb:
      I do the same amounts every time, so I put 150 (or 300 if doing double batch) grams of fairly well broken up nuggety trim (edit:  pulse a few times in food processor. The smaller you make it, the easier it is). Cover cookie sheet with parchment, lay out material in as thin a layer as possible, then cover cookie sheet with foil Place in cold oven and heat to 250* Fahrenheit then reduce heat to 220*. Set timer for 20-30 minutes (depending on how old - fresher material needs a longer decarb). When time is up, Turn oven off and open door for a couple minutes then shut and leave to cool. Do not open foil until completely cool or you will lose precious vapors.     Lecithin:    It's used in food processing to make less sugar appear 'sweeter', less chocolate more 'chocolatey', and in pharmaceuticals to enhance the effectiveness of medications, it homogenizes and safely coats, then breaks down substances, into more fine, smaller particulates, promoting vastly improved systemic bio-availability within your body. Simply put, breaks the glands down faster, making the heating process more efficient, reducing the risk of damaging the material from possible over-processing.

    Lecithin increases the availability of everything from sugars to vitamin C, to prescription pain meds, and the increase in availability on contact is said to be between %15 and %75 depending on the substance, vitamin, or chemical. Meaning, the correct addition of lecithin to for instance, vitamin C, reduces the quantity of ascorbic acid you need to consume in order to achieve the same effect, by more than 50%. You can see how this applies to the use of digestive-resistant canna in edibles.   As Lecithin increases absorption of THC and other Cannabinoids into your cell membranes. It doesn’t technically make your oil “more potent.” It makes your oil more effective, so a 100 mg dose will still be 100 mgs, but the effects will come on faster and will feel stronger. This way, you can use less oil in your recipes (thus conserving your ganja) or use the same (thus getting you really baked). Player’s choice. From my experience, adding lecithin keeps the feeling from getting “peaky” and makes the experience of eating edibles more mellow and pleasant. Lecithin has gotten a bad wrap because of its use in processed foods, pesticides, chemicals and drugs, in these cases It’s usually genetically modified.   Dosage:   When you buy an edible in a store, it will probably say something like “50 mg” or “100mg”. But what does that number mean and where does it come from? Can you figure it out for your homebaked edibles? Yes!   Let’s do some Arithmetic: (That is Stoner Math)
    1 gram cannabis = 1000mg of dry weight   On average, most marijuana strains contain about 10% THC. That would mean that out of 1000mg of dry weight, 100mg of that would be THC.  
      Sample A = 20% THC Sample B = 12% THC
      Sample C = 10-23% THC
    So…   If we bake a big cookie using 1 gram of Sample A, it would be approximately 200mg.
      If we bake that same cookie using 1 gram of Sample B, that cookie would be approximately 120mg.
      If we bake that cookie using 1 gram of Sample C, that cookie could be anywhere from 100-210mg.   If you know the strain, you can look up the THC percentage online. (May or may not be correct), If you get your cannabis from a dispensary, you’ll know exactly how potent your strain is and can dose your baked goods accordingly by doing a little bit of stoner math. If you grow your own or just don’t Know you will have to resort to the tried and true way of.....Testing it on yourself, I know its upsetting.
        Calculating the dosage depends on a variety of factors like:     Reason for use
      Your own tolerance
      Marijuana THC% and storage
    Purpose: In my experience, if you’re using edibles for daytime chronic pain relief or depression, and you have a strong desire to function, small doses taken throughout the day seem to be the most beneficial. If you’re using it to help you sleep, but don’t want to have the notorious weed food hangover, starting with a small amount in a sleepy tea blend of Valerian root, mint and chamomile and working up to the perfect dose is best. If you and your friends want to get really really baked for something like the a Party, use more.
    Tolerance: Even if you smoke lots of marijuana, edibles can have a completely different effect on you. However, if you continue to eat edibles as a form of treatment (or recreationally), your tolerance will go up and you’ll have to adjust your dose accordingly.
    Strain/Storage: Light, Heat and Oxygen are all detrimental to THC- Store your weed in a cool dry opaque container where temps stay about the same all the time.   Potency:   The potency of your oil or butter will vary. As a cannabis home cook, you’ll learn how to test your oil by using yourself as a human guinea pig. The key is starting with the lowest safe amount and working your way up from there by taking another small dose every hour or so until you get the desired effect.   Once you know what the perfect serving size for the oil or butter is, You can tweak any recipes by adding more or less marijuana infused butter or oil and increasing the use of regular butter or oil in each recipe to effectively strengthen or weaken your edibles.  
      Magical Butter Machine:   If This all sounds like a major amount of work, Check out the Magical Butter Machine. Our friend @fruit_loops was kind enough to do a post on how much he enjoys his and offer a review of the product you can see below.  

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    Cooking with Marijuana

    Black Thursday- Operation Green Merchant 1987

    Green Merchant was designed to link the sources of information regarding indoor marijuana cultivation -- HIGH TIMES and 'Sinsemilla Tips -- with indoor growers in a criminal conspiracy. The connection of the two was thought to be that the gardening centers advertised in both magazines.

    The logistics of the operation were these: during a two-year period beginning in late '87, the DEA sent agents to 81 stores and mail-order houses specializing in indoor-gardening supplies, asking for information regarding the growing of marijuana. While most of the store owners refused to have anything to do with the agents once they made their blatantly illegal requests, a handful responded positively , and a few of those apparently even provided seeds to the undercover agents.

    Those few positive responses provided the DEA with the legal leverage it needed to subpoena UPS shipping records from a number of those stores. An investigation of a portion of the names provided by those records turned up a number of illegal indoor-marijuana growers.

    For the DEA, the link had been made: They now had proof that some of the consumers who purchased indoor-gardening supplies from the stores and mail-order houses which advertised in HIGH TIMES and 'Sinsemilla Tips' were indeed using gardening equipment to illegally produce marijuana. The stage was set for the Operation to go public.  

    Main Objectives :

    The government succeeded in shutting down 'Sinsemilla Tips'. Tom Alexander, whose Full Moon garden-supply store was seized during the early stages of Green Merchant -- without him being charged of anything -- was unable to continue publishing after all his advertisers either went out of business or were threatened with charges if they continued advertising with him.

    HIGH TIMES continues to publish despite the loss of revenue from those same advertisers. But once it became apparent that HT would not fold, and in fact sales were increasing, a federal investigation was launched in New Orleans which attempted to make HT a co-conspirator with both the Seed Bank and the indoor growers. That investigation was dropped some months ago when the government failed to get an indictment.

    On June 24, 1990, Nevil Schoenmakers, who legally operated the Seed Bank (another HIGH TIMES advertiser) in Holland, was arrested by the Australian authorities at the behest of the US government while visiting family in Perth. A 44-count indictment was lodged in New Orleans, charging him with the sale of marijuana seeds to undercover agents and indoor growers in the New Orleans area in 1989. He has been detained awaiting the results of an extradition hearing -- while not charged with anything -- in Australia since June.

    Incidental Casualties :

    George Warren owned six Northern Lights garden centers in New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. On October 24, 1989, he was visited in his flagship store by a man who asked about purchasing lights and hydroponic systems. During the course of the conversation the man, who turned out to be a DEA agent, inquired about acquiring marijuana seeds. Warren told the man he wasn't in that business; the man persisted, and Warren told him there were probably magazines he could look into for that kind of information, then excused himself to answer a phone call in his office. The man followed him into the office and passed him a note asking for 200 seeds. Warren asked the man to leave the store.

    The following day, the agent returned and made a small purchase, again sought seeds and was again informed that he couldn't get them there.

    The next day, nine DEA, Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms and local-authority agents arrived at Warren's main store armed with a warrant for business records, grow lights, hydroponic systems and other inventory that might be used to grow marijuana. That same day, the process was repeated at each of Warren's stores; by evening he'd lost inventory valued at nearly $200,000. Warren himself, however, has never been arrested in connection with the seizures, and continues to fight for the return of his inventory.

    Reached recently at home, Warren was furious.  

    The owner of a large West Coast mail-order gardening-supply center tells a similar story. On October 26, 1989, the DEA and state police arrived at his warehouse with warrants for business records and computers. They padlocked the warehouse and began forfeiture proceedings for the nearly $1 million worth of inventory, the warehouse itself and the property it was located on.

    The owner, who asked to remain anonymous, was also never arrested. Ten months later, the prosecutor in the forfeiture case gave the owner's lawyer a list of 20 misdemeanors, which he said he would prosecute if the man continued to fight the forfeit. The choice was simple: Fight and lose thousands of dollars in legal fees -- as well as risk one year in jail for each count he might be convicted on -- or give up the fight and walk away. His lawyer advised him to walk away, suggesting that of 20 counts it wasn't unlikely that he could lose at least one of them, and conviction on even a single count would mean losing the forfeiture case anyway. The man took his lawyer's advise and walked.

    While not all prosecutors are willing to go to such lengths to seize property, the federal and civil laws regarding forfeiture certainly make it appealing for them to do so in cases where the forfeited items are of value. In federal cases, the agencies involved receive 75 percent of the monies eventually generated through the auction of forfeited goods; the remaining 25 percent is divided between the prosecutor's office and any local agencies involved in the seizure. Civil forfeiture cases divide ALL the monies between the prosecutor's office and the local authorities involved.

    Dan Viets, a defense attorney who has won a number of Green Merchant cases, says that while  

    Forfeiture doesn't just affect businesses. One of Viets' clients, a former law-enforcement officer, stands to lose his whole farm because 37 marijuana plants were found growing on it. Another of his cases involved a couple found with four pot plants, who have had their 11 acre farm forfeited as a result. Viets is optimistic about both cases.

    "A lot of people don't fight forfeiture because they don't think they can win," he says. "But even though the burden of proof is not very high of the state's part, they still have to prove that the forfeited items were at least probably derived from the monies generated by illegal activity. And that's not always easy."

    The horror of the prosecution of Green Merchant case's wasn't limited to forfeiture: One couple had their parental rights terminated for growing pot at home; several school teachers and at least one nurse lost their state licenses; others simply got caught up in the legal system, and found that trying to extricate themselves nearly ruined them.

    Tom and Sara Williams were visited because their names were on the one of the confiscated store mailing-lists. When the DEA arrived they tore the Williams' house apart, eventually finding seven plants. Though their case was later reduced from felony possession of an illegal substance to a guilty plea on one misdemeanor, paraphernalia-possession (the warrant was faulty), the Williamses had to spend nearly $7,000 in bonds and legal fees.

    The list goes on. There are hundreds of horror stories which came out -- and are still coming out -- of Green Merchant: People whose lives were disrupted or destroyed by the government in an attempt to shut down two magazines and a seed house.   Repercussions:

    While the obvious targets of the Operation were HIGH TIMES, 'Sinsemilla Tips' the Seed Bank, store owners, small-time growers and the thousands of people who were investigated, the real victim of Green Merchant has been the Bill of Rights.

    The right of free speech is a cornerstone of our republic. History is full of people that spoke out advocating illegal positions in an effort to change the laws governing them -- from Thoreau's 'Civil Disobedience' to 'The Abolition Papers', from Freedom Marches to abortion rights. What 'Sinsemilla Tips' did, and what HIGH TIMES does -- advocate the legalization of marijuana -- is no different than what others have done throughout American history. The right to print what we choose to print is supposed to be inviolate.

    The right to privacy is supposed to be protected as well. Yet the investigation of thousands of people -- based solely on their having purchased legal equipment from legal businesses which just happened to advertise, among other places, in pro-marijuana magazines -- has been continually defended by the Justice Department as necessary to their effort in the War on Drugs, despite its obvious constitutional infringement.

    The rights to privacy were further compromised by the thousands of warrant-less searches made in that investigation. While many people allowed those consent searches to be performed, others were intimidated into them. To date, dozens of government cases have been dropped as a result of those unlawful entries.

    Perhaps the rights most abused in the execution of Operation Green Merchant involve personal property and the right to be innocent until proven guilty. The use of forfeiture during the government's prosecution of the Operation has absolutely shredded these basic rights. That store owners could have their businesses seized by federal agents, without there being enough evidence to charge those owners with any criminal activity whatsoever; is a terrifying concept; that people found to be growing marijuana in the privacy of their homes could have those homes seized by government agents before they were ever brought to trial is unconscionable. And yet this was one of the recurring themes of Green Merchant: confiscate property; threaten charges which would bankrupt the defendant to defend; and then make an offer to withdraw the charges if they agree not to fight the forfeiture.

    Net Results:

    The government not only denies ever trying to put either HIGH TIMES or 'Sinsemilla Tips' out of business by gutting their advertising, it has defended the actions of the federal, state and local authorities in every phase of Green Merchant as integral to the success of the War on Drugs. Terrance W. Burke, the Acting Deputy Administrator of the DEA, suggests that "there is no such thing as a casual or innocent drug user of illegal substances. Users are a major factor in the drug-trafficking problem, and they are going to be held accountable."

    Steve Hager, HT's Editor-in-Chief finds fault with that argument. "The whole reason we told people to grow their own pot was to get rid of the criminal element. We said, if you want this -- to eat it, to smoke it, whatever -- that's your God-given right, and we'll tell you how to grow it. Don't give your money to the narcotic traffickers. Don't support the criminal drug trade."

    Marijuana is illegal today not because it's unsafe to drive while high, or because some religious and temperance groups think it's the devil's weed; it's still illegal only because the big boys haven't yet seen their way clear to corner the market once it does become legal. But you can bet they are working on that; both marijuana for smoking and hemp for its thousands of commercial uses -- from plastics to pulp, paper to pesticides, from food to fuel, fiber to pharmaceuticals -- are just too valuable to be kept of the market forever. It's just a question of working out the details -- among which is ridding the marketplace of as many independent growers and as much information as possible. That part of the plan went into effect on Black Thursday -- October 26, 1989.

    In the final analysis, Operation Green Merchant has done nothing but ruin the lives of thousands, destroy the Bill of Rights, obfuscate the potential commercial and medical uses of hemp/marijuana by continuing to demonize it, raise the price of pot and invite the criminals to take charge of its production.
    Way to go boys.

    The Numbers:

    During a two-week period beginning on October 26, 1989, the DEA raided gardening centers and private homes in 46 states. The results of that first phase of Green Merchant -- released on November 9, 1989 -- were:

    o 377 arrests of private citizens for marijuana cultivation;

    o 42,677 marijuana plants seized (the Justice Department counts unsprouted seeds in soil as marijuana plants);

    o 875 pounds of packaged marijuana seized;

    o 2.5 pounds of methamphetamine seized;

    o 5 pounds of mushrooms seized;

    o 280 indoor grow-sites seized;

    o 19 stores and warehouses seized;

    o 11 store owners arrested (8 store owners had their businesses seized without being charged of any criminal activity);

    o $7,318,000 in total assets seized.

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    o 19 stores closed down: 7 stores forfeited, 11 currently under forfeiture litigation, 1 store no explanation;

    o 16 store owners arrested;

    o $9,208,928 in total assets seized.

    (No new statistics on either quantities of packaged marijuana or other illegal substances seized.)

    The Operation was far from over. During the past 18 months the DEA has continued its Green Merchant investigations. The most recent figures -- released by the Justice Department on February 1, 1991 -- are:

    o 443 arrests of private citizens for marijuana cultivation;

    o 50,794 marijuana plants seized (including unsprouted seeds in soil);

    o 358 indoor grow-sites seized;

    Of all the arrests made in Green Merchant thus far, only two people had illegal substances other than marijuana in their homes; one man with 2.5 pounds of methamphetamine, and another with 5 pounds of mushrooms. Indeed indoor pot-growers don't appear to be supporting the criminal drug trade.    This operation is still continued today in a different form. The police will go to hydro shops, usually in an area that has one one or two around, and setup camp. They then take pictures of people that go to these shops and then start kicking in doors. The local cops doing this are deputized marshals of a secret grand jury investigation, this is because the feds never have to produce paper work that there is even a secret grand jury. Thats because its a secret. After kicking in a bunch of doors and arresting people, the operations shuts down and moves to the next area that they will run these at. All the while there is never a need to show anyone that they have a lawful investigation. This type of action goes on still today!   Operation Green Merchant sent the cannabis scene into the complete underground. It wasn’t until 1996 when Proposition 215 passed in California that the cannabis growing scene would peek its head out in the open. As you can see, the DEA’s attempt did nothing to stop the proliferation of cannabis in the country. The operation’s end result was another futile attempt to control the country, and a definite waste of tax dollars. As we look back on this day known by growers as “Black Thursday”… we can without a shadow of a doubt say that we are winning the fight.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Green_Merchant   https://www.nytimes.com/1989/10/27/us/119-seized-in-drive-to-halt-indoor-marijuana-growing.html

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    Marijuana and Anxiety Top 7 Questions

    What is Anxiety? What Factors Contribute to Anxiety? What Should You Know About Using Marijuana to Treat Anxiety? How  Does THC and Brain Chemistry Work? How Does THC and CBD Affect Anxiety? Does Marijuana Cause Anxiety? Best Strains for Anxiety Relief       What is Anxiety:   Anxiety is a condition that touches more than three million lives each year, from kids to seniors and while teens and elderly who live alone tend to be the most at risk to suffer from this condition no one is immune. There are different types of anxiety. Panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder are a few of the more common types of anxiety.  If you or someone you know is suffering from anxiety, seek medical attention if possible. Talk to your doctor and have them run tests to see if you have any chemical imbalances that can be corrected vitamin D, and B are very important in your body when it comes to mental health.   Some people find Marijuana a great way to help them fight and treat their anxiety.   What Factors Contribute to Anxiety   Medical conditions Genetics Chemical imbalances Work or Lack of School Social settings   What You Should Know About Using Marijuana to Treat Anxiety:   The first thing you should know about weed is that while it may help anxiety, it can also trigger it.   Marijuana has been known to trigger paranoia and anxiety in some people. Sativa dominant strains seem to cause this effect much more often than Indica dominant strains of marijuana.   How Does THC and Brain Chemistry Work:   THC and the brain work together using chemicals like anandamide and serotonin.. Cannabis works with so many different conditions thanks to the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and its receptors. CB1 and CB2 receptors work to help facilitate two-way communication between nerves and cells.   THC is known to trigger anandamide production in the brain. Anandamide is also called the “bliss molecule” and found in chocolate. Hence why chocolate makes most people so happy. THC is also a neuroprotectant.   How Does THC and CBD Affect Anxiety:   THC and CBD are both compounds found in cannabis. They both have an effect on anxiety. Especially, when you mix them together. The mixing of cannabinoids like THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, and others results in the entourage effect or a synergy that can provide optimum results. THC is known to be an appetite stimulant, a pain reliever, a sedative, an anti-inflammatory, and much more.   CBD (cannabidiol) seems to be at the center of many of the studies pointing to a reduction of anxiety. CBD holds many of the same benefits plus some like being an anti-psychotic, anti-convulsant, and it helps build strong bones.   Both CBD and THC are proving to help people with anxiety. Many people are having great success with CBD when it comes to helping them control their anxiety. Studies like “Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for AnxietyDisorders” show CBD to be extremely beneficial.   Here are some of the things CBD is showing potential at helping:   PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) Mild to moderate depression OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Social phobia Panic disorder Social phobia   Does Marijuana Cause Anxiety: Lets look back at where we began to talk about MJ and Anxiety....     Some people suggest that marijuana may cause anxiety rather than preventing it. They are not entirely wrong.  People are unique, Each person’s chemistry is and experiences are slightly different.    If you think that marijuana doesn’t help anxiety just ask someone who uses marijuana too treat their own anxiety Or, ask one of the many marijuana users that are military veterans that live with PTSD and anxiety every day of their lives.   Perhaps this is what’s changing the minds of America and other countries. Maybe it’s all the children, moms, and dads, that are illegally alive thanks to Marijuana.   Best Strains for Anxiety Relief:   Cannabis tends to react to each person’s body chemistry a little bit differently. Perhaps that’s why there is a plethora of different cannabis strains. Consumers buy indica, sativa, and hybrid cannabis strains.   Sativa tends to have perky uplifting effects to the body and is known to spark creativity. For someone with anxiety suffering a panic attack, that’s not good. It’s a good idea to try sativa strains at home to see how they affect you first if you have anxiety.   Indica cannabis strains are known for their strong medicinal effects, calming being one of them. This makes them a favorite for those with anxiety. These strains also tend to have very high THC percentages. Hybrid cannabis strains contain a mix of both indica and sativa cannabis. They are for the person that needs a little up and a little down.      You may want to try these strains if you’re looking for help with your anxiety:   Girl Scout Cookies Sugar Black Rose The Purps GG #4 Sensi Star     While Marijuana isn’t the cure-all for everything, it has already helped many people with multiple symptoms and conditions. Learning how weed affects you and how your body reacts to certain strains is vital when looking to develop a treatment plan.   Talking with a doctor that understands cannabis is always advised. If you suffer from anxiety, cannabis could be just what you need to help you get that anxiety under control.

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    Top 5 CBD Questions

    As the second most prevalent cannabinoid in Marijuana, CBD offers a wide range of health benefits. And it’s so effective that many people are using CBD to replace traditional medications like painkillers, antidepressants and sleeping pills.      People who are new to using CBD, however, can be intimidated by the amount of information and advice found online. And one of the most common questions people want answered is, "What is CBD and How do I use it?" This article will answer that question, giving you a clear understanding of how different CBD products work, the different ways you can administer CBD, and how long each method takes to work.   What is CBD?   Let’s go over just what CBD is, what CBD oil is, and give you a quick rundown of CBD’s health benefits. So, CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is a chemical compound produced in the resinous flowers of the marijuana plant. It’s part of a group of chemicals called cannabinoids, of which the most well-known is THC.   THC is the cannabinoid that gets users ‘high’ or ‘stoned’. CBD, on the other hand, is not psychotropic, meaning it doesn't intoxicate you in any way. There are studies that show CBD can actually mediate some of the negative effects associated with THC use, such as paranoia and anxiety.   What are the Health benefits of CBD?
    There is plenty of research on CBD, and more is in the works right now. So far, scientists have concluded that CBD is a potent anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, and analgesic (pain reliever). It can also reduce seizures in those suffering from certain types of epilepsy.   CBD also looks like it holds great promise in treating mental health issues such as depression, addiction and PTSD. Not only that, but the research also suggests that CBD could improve bone health, help manage diabetes, reduce acne and skin problems, relieve IBS symptoms, and Many other health issues.   What are the types of CBD Products?
    As the therapeutic effects of CBD have become more well-known, the amount of CBD products on the market has grown substantially. There are now hundreds of different brands selling thousands of different types of CBD-containing products, Which is both a blessing and a curse. While we are blessed with easier access to CBD products, We are cursed by the fact that often times people do not know what is truly in the product they maybe using. Places like Joy Organics are  trying to help with providing full information on whats in the products and how they extracted them from the plant, where the plants come from...etc.   Let’s take a look at the most common types of CBD products.   CBD Oil
    CBD oil is the most popular CBD-containing product on the market. It’s made from a carrier oil - most commonly coconut oil, olive oil or hemp seed oil - mixed with CBD (either in the form of a CBD isolate of as part of a full-spectrum extract). CBD oils come in a variety of mixtures and concentrations. They can be applied under the tongue (sublingually), through the skin (topically), or mixed with food or drink.   E-liquids
    The popularity of vaping e-liquids has exploded in the last few years. And many people are now vaping CBD e-liquid as a convenient and fast-acting way of taking CBD.   Isolates
    CBD isolate is what it sounds like: CBD that has been isolated. This concentrated form of CBD, which is sold as powder or crystals, is a versatile CBD product. It can be used to make edibles, home-made e-liquids, or consumed on its own by either smoking or dabbing it.   Edibles
    There are a variety of different CBD edibles available. They include candies such as chocolates and cookies, and even drink mixes.   Topical 
    By infusing cosmetics like moisturizers and balms with CBD, you have a wellness product that has the ability to target specific areas through the skin. Products are available in a range of different blends and with varying concentrations of CBD.    Capsules
    CBD capsules represent a simple and convenient way to take CBD oil. They also allow you to dose accurately and avoid the often-unpleasant taste of CBD oil. The CBD used in most products is derived from legally-grown hemp and is, therefore, considered legal in all 50 states and most countries around the world.   How Long Does CBD Oil Take to Work?
    There is no one correct answer to this question. The speed at which CBD starts to work depends on a number of factors, including your age, weight and health status. However, the most important factor to consider when estimating the time CBD takes to work is the method of consumption. Here, we will cover the methods of application of CBD and give you an idea of how long each one takes to work.   Through the lungs
    Smoking or vaporizing (including dabbing) is the quickest way to get the therapeutic effects of CBD. Once inhaled, the CBD is absorbed via the lungs into the bloodstream. Effects are felt almost immediately. It’s ideal for immediate relief from, say, pain conditions.   Under the tongue
    As we mentioned above, CBD oil is most commonly taken under the tongue for it to be absorbed via the sublingual tissue. This is a pretty quick and efficient way of dosing CBD. Effects should be noticed within 10 minutes after dosing.   Through the skin
    CBD topicals are used to treat localized problems, such as sore joints and abrasions as well skin conditions. This method is not the speediest and you may only feel subtle effects about 30 minutes to an hour after applying the topical.    Through the gut
    Eating CBD is popular but is not the most fast-acting or efficient method. Not only does some of the CBD not make it past your gut and into your blood, the CBD that does make it can take some time to get there. Depending on what and when you last ate, effects could take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour or more to kick in.   How do you Know if CBD is Working?  
      You now know all about the many types of CBD products and how long you can expect each method of application to take.   But how do you know if the CBD product you have chosen is working?    Well, there are some common experiences that should help you know that CBD is working for you. Firstly, a large majority of people who use CBD find that it makes them very calm and relaxed. Many even describe a sense of warm relief coming over them. If you generally have a racing mind, it may well slow right down as anxiety levels drop.   Next, if you have any overt medical symptoms, like aches or pains, these may begin to fade.         Of course, not everyone will have the same experience. There are many variables at play that can affect how CBD affects you. Dosage is an important one. While larger doses work for some, others will only require a small dose. Other people may find that CBD just simply doesn’t work for them, no matter the dose.           There you have it, A complete overview of the different types of CBD products out there and how long they take to work. Some are fast acting, and some take much longer. What’s best for you, however, depends on your preferences and needs. As with every supplement you take, the most important thing to consider when dosing CBD is your personal experience. What works for others might not work for you. Find a method of consumption and a product that suits you. Then you’ll be able to make the most of one of the most therapeutic chemicals to have been discovered. 

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  • Beginners guide to concentrates

    The different types of concentrates explained...   Which Type of Cannabis Concentrate Is Your Favorite?   1. Shatter Shatter concentrate is by far one of the most popular forms of cannabis extracts. It’s glass like consistency makes it easy to smoke and handle. Shatter is often bought in parchment paper due to it’s sometimes sticky form.   2. Wax Wax is a sticky form of cannabis concentrate. You will mostly find wax sold in silicone containers or small glass jars. Extracts with decarboxylated THC usually ends up sappier. This means wax can be a bit messy to handle without the proper dabbing tools.   3. Crumble Crumble concentrate’s form fits the name. The texture of crumble makes it an easy product to handle with your hands. We don’t recommend storing crumble using parchment paper. Instead, use a silicone or glass jar to store crumble.   4. Rosin Rosin is a special type of cannabis concentrate. Rosin in made without using any solvents. The process of creating rosin involves squeezing the dry cannabis buds using pressure and heat. It’s a widely popular cannabis concentrate as it is the most natural extract available.   5. Oil Cannabis oil can come in a few forms. You will find cannabis oil in vaporizer pens and also in needless syringes. Oil is often made using CO2 or Butane. This usually provides a runny texture. Hints the name: Oil.   6. Budder Budder concentrate is similar to wax as it’s a form of BHO (butane hash oil). However, Budder has an opaque taffy like consistency. With it’s higher terpene profile, budder delivers a tasty smoke that most enthusiasts look for in cannabis.   7. Live Resin Extracted using live plants, live resin contains higher terpene profiles than any other concentrates. All other cannabis concentrates use dry plants, live resin takes advantage of the living plants aromas and extracts it into an unusually flavorful and pungent extract. There is more work that goes into the production process of live resin, this means you this product is usually reserved for consumers with more expensive taste buds.   These concentrates are also popularly called dabs.   The classification we’ll be looking at here relies on three different factors:   Method of extraction – how were the active ingredients ‘pulled out’. This can be with either CO2, butane, or without any additives (using just heat and pressure).
      Part of the plant used – the whole cannabis plant can be used when making concentrates. However, the best parts are often the buds (flowers), which contain resin glands. Some types of concentrates will use exclusively them and will, therefore, be differently named.
      The consistency of the concentrate – your concentrate can be either very liquid or as solid as they come – or anything in between the two. The two most obvious examples would be your run-of-the-mill cannabis oils and shatter (which has a glass-like consistency).   Now that you have an inkling as to why there are so many types of weed concentrates on the market, let’s dive into the specifics of each one of them. Note: I will not cover every possible type in this post – that would take forever to read (and to write). Instead, I’ll focus on those that are more commercially available or otherwise more popular (great potency, clean extraction, and things like that).     Trim Run (Part of the Plant Used) Large operations make massive amounts of weed concentrates of various types. Naturally, after the fact, they are left with what someone would call waste – stems, leaves, tiny nugs, and so on. Instead of discarding all of that, they make a lower quality concentrate. Concentrates made from these trimmings are all called ‘a trim run’ (a production run – goods produced using the same procedures, processes, or conditions), regardless of their consistency (they can be waxes, oils, or solids). Trim run doesn’t contain as many beneficial cannabinoids as other types of concentrates. Still, that isn’t to say that it doesn’t contain any. The way to recognize trim run (and distinguish it from the more potent nug run) is by smelling it. If there isn’t much of an aroma, you’re probably dealing with trimmings.

    Trim run offers a decent high, especially if you’re an occasional user. Where it falls short is the taste – trim run has more chlorophyll and will often leave a peppery flavor in your mouth. Still, if you’re using it to get high and not to enjoy the flavor, it should do the trick. Also, it doesn’t hurt that it’s one of the cheapest types of THC concentrates on the market currently.   Nug Run (Part of the Plant Used) Similar to trim run, the nug run is used to describe a type of weed concentrate that’s made from using specific parts of the marijuana plant – the nugs (or nuggs, nugzz, or however else you want to call them). Basically, these are high-quality nuggets of buds and flowers, which are extremely rich in terpenes and cannabinoids. A nug run is very flavorful and extremely potent. Connoisseurs appreciate it because the taste is unparalleled – it just doesn’t get any better than this, which is why it’s also dubbed ‘the nectar’. The downside, however, is that concentrates made from this high-quality material tend to be pretty pricey.   Butane Hash Oil (Method of Extraction) Butane hash oil (BHO) is created with the use of butane, which acts as a solvent and extracts all those juicy cannabinoids and terpenes. The process is not complicated but it is dangerous (and shouldn’t be tried at home unless you really know what you’re doing). BHO is very popular with users because it’s possible to get concentrates that are very high in THC. BHO is also used in the production of a number of other concentrates, such as nug run, hash, budder, shatter, and more. Because the extraction is done with butane, some people don’t feel comfortable using those types of THC concentrates. The rationale here is that any amount of solvent is unacceptable when it comes to something that’s inhaled. I tend to agree but I also know that manufacturers take extreme precautions when it comes to getting rid of butane from their finished product. That said, BHO has a slightly harsher taste, so if you suffer from any lung afflictions (or just like a smooth ride), I’d skip it in favor of concentrates that have been produced using other extraction methods.   Propane Hash Oil (Method of Extraction) PHO again describes the extraction method only this time, we’re talking about propane and not butane. Everything else is pretty much the same. Some people prefer it because it can be made into a pretty good budder (kind of creamy/buttery concentrate) with vigorous whipping. Experienced PHO makers note that, depending on the strain, it’s possible to get more terpenes and fewer residuals by using propane.   CO2 (Method of Extraction) CO2 extraction, also less commonly known as supercritical fluid extraction, is solvent-free, mess-free, and very expensive. It’s also very popular with pros because the product is completely without toxins (unlike, as I’ve said, is the case with butane and propane), while retaining a terpenes-rich flavor. CO2 cannabis extraction is done with the use of specialized equipment. In short, CO2 gas is forced multiple times through a container that has cannabis in it. As it passes through the plant, it liquifies, picking up cannabinoids and terpenes. Once the process is complete, the residue is left behind in a separate dish. As I’ve said, CO2 extraction is very costly but it does result in some of the best types of weed concentrates out there. It’s usually used by serious manufacturers who create high-end products because the technician at the helm needs to be well-versed when it comes to various temperature and pressure settings.   Dry Sift (Method of Extraction) Good, old kief is known to everybody who has ever owned a weed grinder with three compartments. It’s that powder-like substance that collects in the last compartment (it usually takes ages to get an ounce of it) and it’s very potent. If you don’t know what it is, think again – the more common name for kief is hashish. Dry sieving is a method of extraction that’s pretty similar to what happens in a grinder. You take buds and other plant material and rub it over a fine mesh. Those small, hair-like particles that collect underneath are called trichomes – they are where the marijuana plant stores a bulk of its terpenes and cannabinoids. You can either use the kief directly (smoking it or using it in your vaporizer) or create other kinds of cannabis concentrates with it.   Full Melt (Method of Extraction) Full melt is a derivative of hash that can be made by employing a water and ice or dry sieve process. The end result is outstanding, regardless of the method you use. It’s a cross between sand and brown sugar when it comes to texture, but the potency is out of this world – with full melt, you get the highest level of terpenes and cannabinoids out there. That’s the main reason why it’s so difficult to find. Full melt is super clean – solvent-free, without any contaminants. The best way to use it is with a vaporizer or a dab rig.   Shatter (Consistency) If you’ve ever encountered a glass-type concentrate that puts you in mind of caramel candy, then you know what shatter is. Its glass consistency is where the name is derived from (shatter – get it?). It’s mostly created from BHO and PHO extracts and has high levels of THC and CBD. Shatter is noted for its extreme purity, although there are variations here as well. It’s difficult to guess the quality of shatter just by looking at it – it can be transparent and low (well, lower) on THC and CBD, or murky but still have a high content of active substances. Still, if you’re buying shatter from reputable manufacturers, it will most likely contain 80% or more cannabinoids. Shatter can’t be smoked easily because of its high evaporation point. Generally, you will have to use either a butane torch or a nail rig that you can heat up to 600 F before you can vaporize shatter.   Crumble (Consistency) Crumble is yet another type of cannabis concentrate that’s made from butane hash oil. It’s made by purging the oil in a vacuum oven for quite some time (at lower temperatures for the best results). During that process, crumble develops a soft consistency (much softer than shatter) but it’s still brittle enough that it will crumble when handled. Because it’s difficult to handle, crumble is often used in vaporizers or dab rigs. If you’re looking for something that’s highly potent, but still flavorful, it might be your best bet – this type of weed concentrate contains a lot of THC and other cannabinoids.   Wax (Consistency) A cannabis concentrate that closely resembles honey is called wax. Even if you’re not a concentrate buff, you’ve probably seen it before – wax is easy to come by and it’s one of the most popular dabs in use. BHO and PHO are both a type of wax (although there are other types as well). Wax concentrates have a very high content of THC and other cannabinoids (much higher than regular buds or trim runs) and need to be handled carefully. If you’re not used to vaporizing something so potent, the best advice I can give you is to start slow. Because wax is very runny, it’s difficult to handle without proper tools. The most common way of using waxes is with the help of either a dab rig or a personal vaporizer. Generally, waxes are around 4X more expensive than the buds they were extracted from.   Sap (Consistency) With the texture similar to that of chocolate, sap is one of the weed concentrates that is difficult to work with, especially on a hot day. That’s why it’s advisable to use it only indoors, in well ventilated and cool areas, where it won’t melt. Much like chocolate, sap will melt if handled with fingers, which is why I recommend using a tool when dealing with it. Sap has a similar potency to the best waxes out there so if you’re a beginner you need to be careful when using it.   Pull and Snap (Consistency) If you like your concentrates a bit on the runny side but you still want to be able to handle it by hand, pull and snap is the way to go. This type of weed concentrate is similar to taffy, meaning that it’s pliable enough to be molded by hand, but you won’t make too much of a mess with it. Pull and snap gets its name from a distinctive way you separate little dabs of the material – you simple pull and twist it until it breaks away. You can then roll it into a little ball to use in your vaporizer or a dab rig, or flatten it out and smoke it.   Budder (Consistency) Probably the cleanest and the most sought-after concentrate on this list is budder. It gets its name from the fact that it closely resembles regular butter in its consistency. Budder is extremely pure and potent – 90% THC and 99% purity on average. It’s notoriously difficult to make since it has to be vigorously whipped during the purging process. That’s partly the reason why budder is so freakishly expensive.   Rick Simpson Oil Rick Simpson Oil (or RSO) is a widely known type of THC concentrate that used mostly for medicinal purposes. Unlike regular medical concentrates, it is made from female plants that have over 20% of THC and buds and leaves are both used. This means that RSO has a high percentage of THC in it, which causes the users to experience various psychoactive effects. RSO is mostly used in form of small pellets that are then placed under the tongue where they can be easily absorbed. Alternatively, they can be swallowed or vaporized. Most users recommend a low dosage at first, especially if you’re not used to THC.
      Resin vs. Live Resin vs. Rosin: What's the Difference?   Resin   Resin, sometimes called “sap,” is the term that describes the gooey trichomes that appear on the flowers and sugar leaves of mature female cannabis plants. Trichomes produce all of the medical efficacy and psychoactive effects of marijuana, and if they’re dried, cured, and collected, the trichomes are called “kief.” From an evolutionary perspective, resin acts as a defense mechanism for the plant, helping it to stay alive through its entire flowering cycle so that it can successfully reproduce. Not only is resin the source of all of the plant’s cannabinoids and terpenes, but it also does things like shield them from UV light. The aromatic terpenes manufactured by resin act as a deterrent to pests such as insects and animals, which might otherwise eat the flowers of the plant before they are able to reproduce.   Cannabinoids (such as THC and CBD) and terpenes (like myrcene and linalool) are all contained in this resin. While more than 400 chemicals are found within a typical sample of smoked cannabis, extractions of cannabis resin offer a higher concentration of cannabinoids and terpenes. Terpenes are extremely volatile molecules characterized by relatively low boiling points. This means that any resin extraction process involving heat — such as butane hash oil (BHO) or rosin — will necessarily destroy a portion of the terpenes. This, in turn, will decrease the medical efficacy of the sample. “Resin” is also a common reference for the brown or black tar that builds up in pipes and bongs after several uses (especially if one is smoking high-potency herb). However, resin is resin is resin, whether it has been combusted via smoking or not. Some desperate pot smokers scrape the burned resin from their bong or pipe and re-smoke it in an effort to get every last bit of THC from their stash.   Rosin   Rosin, also called “rosin tech,” is a cannabis concentrate in which the dried and cured flowers of the plant are pressed under a combination of heat and pressure to release the THC-rich resin. Unlike more traditional forms of extraction, such as BHO and CO2, the production of rosin can be accomplished safely in one’s home. While BHO concentrates are often backyard brewed, the process involves dangerous solvents that are infamous for causing explosions and burning down apartment buildings (typically due to improper handling). Similarly, CO2 extraction requires trained operators and expensive equipment costing $100,000 to $250,000 per machine that operate at about 10,000 psi. In other words, both BHO and CO2 extraction are decidedly-industrial procedures requiring specialized machines and facilities. Rosin offers a safe and healthy alternative involving absolutely no potentially harmful extraction solvents. For as little as $30 for a consumer-grade hair straightener, users can press their marijuana buds for a few seconds to create a concentrated golden oil. Of course, one must remember the “garbage in, garbage out” rule: the quality of homebrew rosin is highly dependent upon the potency and purity of the flowers employed in its production. Some innovative dispensaries in California are beginning to offer onsite rosin presses to their customers. This allows shoppers the option of pressing some or all of the flowers they purchase at the retail outlet to affordably and conveniently extend the variety of cannabis in their medicine cabinet.   Live Resin   Live resin is the latest form of cannabis concentrate to emerge in legal states like California, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington. Unlike rosin, but like BHO and CO2 concentrates, live resin requires expensive laboratory equipment and trained technicians. This increasingly popular and unique form of cannabis concentrate involves the cryogenic freezing of a freshly-harvested plant at temperatures below -292 degrees F (-180 C). This process is often labeled “full plant” or “full spectrum” because it involves the entire plant, including the flowers, leaves, branches, and even stalk. Cannabis consumers who focus on terpenes and their medical efficacy gravitate toward live resin because it preserves the terpene profile of the plant. Other processes, such as CO2 and BHO, typically result in the loss of many or most of the terpenes because of the heat involved. Because terpenes are responsible for the sometimes pungent odor of cannabis, live resin has a much more full-bodied aroma. In addition, live resin delivers greater medical efficacy because it provides more of these molecules that have been proven to fight cancer and reduce systemic inflammation. Due to the special cryogenic freezing involved, live resin tends to be the most expensive form of cannabis concentrate. However, it is also the most promising in terms of preserving the medical efficacy and potency of a freshly harvested pot plant.  

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    Beginners guide- how to: the ins and outs of bubble hash

    Making High Quality Bubble Hash

    The Process
    What is going on here is you will be breaking off these oily glands and separating them in water. It's like the saying, oil and water don't mix.

    The Material

    Some say frozen, others say dry... what to choose??? I'm gonna tell ya whats up... dry trim seems to crumble easier and therefor is not as good as straight from the trim job to the freezer, frozen fresh trim. dry trim can be used just fine as long as you understand that when the dry material crumbles, not only are the trichomes gong to be able to fit threw the screen... but the material that is crumbling, will be small enough to squeeze threw the screens as well. this results in a lot more contaminates in the final product. freshly frozen trim usually locks the chlorophyll in the leaves better and results in a more pure product. I believe this is due to the material still containing some moisture, breaking off the hash material while the leaves are still flexible.

    Separate your material!!! if you have fan leaves & you have trim... don't run both of them together. run your sugar leaf trim, then run you fan leaves. mixing the two will result in a lower quality hash... still potent, but not as high quality as it will be when the material is separated.

    BaD MeTh0dS?!? 

    Using three buckets, one to beat it in without a screen, pouring the slurry into another bucket to strain the 220µ screen, and third bucket with the rest of the screens arranged as normal.

    Another 3 Bucket Method,Beating in 1 bucket without a bag and pouring into a second bucket containing the work bag. allowing to settle, then the work bag was removed and the bubble water got poured into a third bucket with the screens lined up from 25µ - 190µ as usual.

    Pouring the bubble water back and forth between two buckets. The bucket being poured into contained 1 screen and was swapped out for the next size down in between pourings. -Thoughts anyone??? Seems like a waste of time to me when you could just use one bucket with all the screens.

    Grinding your material into a screen door that is suspended above a 20 gallon bucket is not a good idea. Grinding your material will result in a lower grade hash due to the plant material that will mix in with your final product.

    Not mixing long enough, 5 minutes is pretty weak, especially if your using the drill. If you are using the drill you are not after top quality hashish. The grade will be very high, but the secret to making top quality hash is to use very light and gentle agitation. Since using the drill method, plant matter gets ground into fine partials which are small enough to drain threw the screen. Since we are dealing with micron sized glands, it is hard to detect these plant partials with the naked eye. when gentle agitation is used the heads are frozen, broken off, and separated in the screens with minimal plant material in the final product.

    Overpowered mixing tools, 2800 rpm Makita power drill. The tool was great and lasted all day long, the problem is the speed it was operated at made every batch come out green as cow shit.

    Not Enough Water, not using enough water seems to make the mixture hard to stir. During the setting stage, the trim seems to create a thick patty along the top of the bucket and does not allow all the trichomes to settle threw the screens. Water is the solvent here and it's free, so don't be afraid to get the water level up the 2" from the top of the bucket. Any higher than that starts to leave a mess on the floor. 

    Not Enough Ice will be problematic. When The resin glands are cold they are easy to work with. when they are warm they become sticky and are hell to work with. the water temperature should be around 32-36 degrees Fahrenheit. The ice helps break off the resin glands as well as helps in the separation that occurs during the settling period. make sure there is enough to last threw a 2 hour period. if there sounds like there isn't enough ice, add more at any point between the mixing and the settling period... not during the screening.

    Using these methods is going to yield some hash yes, but they are less efficient.

    Too Much Material - too much material will result in a lot of the trichomes being sandwiched between the thick layers of pot in the work bag. this will result in less yield due to all the trichomes not being able to reach the screens on the bottom of the bags. 

    The Right Way(s)!!!

    There are two right ways to make bubble IMO. The first way is the original method, one bucket method starting the batch with the product in the work bag. The second way is just a slight alteration of the original method but saves the work bag from getting beat up so much and prolongs the life of the work bag.

    first get two buckets according to the size bag system you have (1,5, or 20 Gallon, also see below for using 7 gallon containers). place your bags in Bucket #1 starting with 25, then 45µ, 73µ, 90µ, 120µ, 160µ, 190µ, and last the work bag or the 220µ. 

    i don't think i need to explain why we use that order but i will anyways. in order for the separation of green matter & trichomes, you need to use your tools (the screens). the largest screen holes also known as the 220, holds all the weed inside the bag while only particles below 220 microns remain in the water. since there is a set of screens separating the bottom of the bucket, trichome free water & the water that the weed was agitated in... the screens hold the remaining particles. the screens must have large enough holes to only collects the size trichomes that are bigger than the screen, yet smaller than the last. so when you are pulling the 120 bag, you are actually getting matter that is 159 microns - 120. then you pull the 90 micron bag, you are actually collecting particles 119-90 microns in size etc..

    Next, add 2-3 inches of ice, 3 & 1/2 gallons of water to the empty bucket (Bucket #2 A.K.A. The Work Bucket). Then add the trash that you want to turn into stash, into bucket #2. Add some cubed ice on top of the material to make a nice 2-3 inch layer on top of your material. Use your mixing tool to press the ice underwater and give it a quick stir before you start beating the material for 10-20 minutes. you want the material to be well saturated in a mixture of water & ice. Make sure there is enough ice to last until you're finished beating and that that there will be enough to last through the settling period. If you have to... add more while mixing.

    Never use more than 250 Grams or 1 gallon of material in a five gallon bucket. The mixture becomes too thick and doesn't allow the trichomes to sink to the bottom during the settling stage and seriously reduces yield. THE KEY IS TOO USE MORE WATER THAN WEED!!! THIS EXPOSES MORE SURFACE AREA TO THE WATER & AGITATION.

    1 option...

    NOTE: Gentle agitation is the trick to getting the highest quality product. 
      Use a spoon to agitate extremely light/gentle. i've tried it & support it 100%, it's a great idea.



    Another option is gently with low speed, agitate the material for 8-20 minutes with a mud slinger attachment that you can get @ hardware stores everywhere. In the event you have to ask someone @ the store... this attachment is used for mixing paint. 8 minutes is going to bring higher quality & lower contaminates than 20 minutes.  



    option three is a hand mixer from the kitchen. same as the drill, 8-20 minutes on low speed. less agitation time is going to bring higher quality & less contaminates. when there is more agitation time, some of the green matter gets broken up & can then fit threw the bags very small micron screen.. If you're a cash cropper than you could mix it as hard as you can and not care about the green in the final product. If you are a connoisseur of cannabis like me and only after the highest quality product, then you want to agitate gently so you don't beat the crispy green leaves or chlorophyll into your fine hashish product. You only want the resin glands to fall into the screen, not the ground up material. You will get some ground up material in the 190µ-120µ screen even when done properly this is totally normal and these are known as the contaminate layers. Other grades are more sandy or golden colored as you work your way threw the 90µ-25µ bags.

    Buckets
    i have been using 7 gallon buckets lately

    the 7 gallon containers allow more water than the 5 gallon does (obviously), but i don't increase the amount of material i use. 250 grams for the 5 gallon kit & i stick with 250 grams when using the 7 gallon containers as well. i just fold them over the lid just like a 5 gallon bucket & pour what water gently.

    when you have beaten the material for 10-20 minutes, pour all the contents of the work bucket into bucket #1 with all the filtration screens. Now allow to settle for 30 minutes. During the settling period, I like to give the mixture a stir or two, every 10 minutes for a total of 3 stirrings during the settling period. Only stir the material around lightly once or twice, the point of this is to make sure that all the matter has a chance to allow the trichomes to sink and fall into the screens, not to beat the matter again... we already did that. try to be nice with it if you are going to stir because you don't really want to stir up the trichomes, just move the weed around.

    When 30 minutes is up, lightly jiggle the bag up & down to get the water out of the bag. When the bag drains, clean the bag in the sink, do what you want with the material in it, and continue. 

    you could save it aside in another bucket and rerun the material again for a second wash but i wouldn't try it anymore than twice.

    Next jiggle your 190 bag up and out of the water. When the water is threw the screen, use the bubble water to rinse down the screen to pool all the hash product into the middle of the screen for easy collection. Now flip the bag inside out and stretch the screen over a bowl and scrape the hash off the screen and place on the drying screen with a hand towel under it. Clean your screen in the bubble water while inside out so the hash is rinsed into the next screen. Rinse the spoon in the bubble water and continue to the next bag.

    Repeat this step with the 160µ, 120µ, 90µ, 73µ, 45µ, & 25µ screens. When you get down to the 25µ screen there is no where to rinse the spoon so you have to just work the hash off the spoon with your fingers.

    If you are buying your bags separately, I would recommend buying the 120 & the 25 bags minimum. If you can afford additional bags, the 73  & 90 would be the ones to get. The 90 & 73 screens separate the highest grades of hash. they collect the big fat trichome heads while dropping all the smaller resin heads, broken trichome heads, & trichome stems. The smallest screen (25Micron) is what collects these. It removes anything left in the water that is of smoke able value, that's why it is a minimum requirement in a 2 bag system.

    Now take the "pressing screen"( more on "the pressing screen" in a minute) and fold the unused half on top of the hash. Fold the hand towel over the screen and lightly dab the towel to extract most of the water in the hash cookies. The point of this step is to dab the water out, not to press the hash.

    the pressing screen is a bad name for this product. it should have been called the dabbing screen because you aren't suppose to press the hash on this screen. many people confuse this because of the name. it is intended to dab water out with very minimal pressure to extract water from the cookies. the hash is going to be chopped next so pressing it would be a pointless act. just a heads up, it's not actually a pressing screen.

    Now You have hash cookies that need to dry for a few days. cardboard is a perfect material for extracting water. simply peal the moist hash off the screen & place it on the cardboard.

    The 190, 160, & 120 are the worst grades hash and some people even throw them away. you can cook with them as another alternative. 

    NOTE: Make sure the cookies are cracker dry or chances are they are gonna mold up on ya. Also the cookies shouldn't actually be cookies at all. they should be chopped up with a razor blade or knife on the cardboard. make sure it's a fine powder to assure it dries properly. I didn't break them up for some of these batches because i didn't know it needed to be chopped when made them, but I would highly recommend it now that i know.




    Grading Hash:
    The grades of hashish are as follows: 00 (Zero Zero), 0, 1,2,3. Zero Zero is by far the purest form of hashish and comes from plants that have high levels of THC in conjunction with a good hash-making technique. Sometimes the technique may be good but the levels of THC in the plant are low. This may produce a hash grade of two or three.

    The quality of the resin glands will determine the quality of the hash that you will smoke. This is calculated based on the simple ratio of cannabinoids to vegetable material. In Morocco, 00 is used to describe hash that has the highest level of cannabinoids to vegetable material achieved by the extraction process. You can well imagine that this is the finest resin available compressed into hashish. 

    The 190µ, 160µ, & 120µ are 3 grade hash. Very green, doesn't stick together very well, and powdery. The 90µ & 73µ screen hash is graded closer to 00 & 0. These resins suppose to be the best and usually are. This grade sticks together very well, doesn't feel very oily, and is usually a blonde or sandy color. The 45µ screen usually contains broken heads and stalks from the trichomes. This screen is usually graded at 0 or 1. The product feels slightly oily and sticks together very well, and is usually sandy, blonde, or white in color. The 25µ screen is very oily and is usually yellow or white in color and graded at 1-2. 

    Like said in the above quote... The purest form of hashish comes from plants that have high levels of THC in conjunction with a good hash-making technique. What should be a good batch of bubble can go wrong if mixed with a bad technique, so mix gently if you after connoisseur quality hashish.  Good luck... I hope this was informative.

     

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    Check out Terpene Botanicals for all your terpene and emulsifier needs.   What are Terpenes? See our FAQ for more information on blending and usage. Terpenes are a group of organic compounds produced by a wide variety of plants that we smell or eat every day. These compounds are responsible for the aroma and taste found in the many plants that produce them. All of the terpenes we use are GRAS (Generally recognized as safe) by the FDA and regularly used in aromatherapy and food. Terpenes that occur in plants, however, are often found in very trace amounts. Terpenes may only compose the weight of 1-2% of dried plant matter and in some cases up to 8% in concentrates, but it's at these dilute concentrations that the flavor profile is best experienced through smell.  Most notable terpenes include: a-pinene Responsible for a lot of the smell of pine trees, alpha-pinene is found in coniferous trees and rosemary. It is a bronchodilator, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and is thought to be responsible for aiding memory. alpha-pinene Wikipedia article Alpha-bisabolol Found in German chamomile, it has a sweet floral aroma. alpha-bisabolol Wikipedia article Beta-Caryophyllene Found in plants such as black pepper and cloves, Caryophyllene accounts for the spiciness flavor. It has anxiolytic, antidepressant, and neuroprotective properties. beta-Caryophyllene Wikipedia article D-Limonene Cold-press extracted from the rinds of citrus fruits, Limonene has a strong orange smell has been used to treat anxiety and depression. d-Limonene Wikipedia article  Linalool Produced most famously by the Lavender plant, Linalool is a very aromatic chemical that is known to cause a relaxing effect in aromatherapy. Linalool Wikipedia article Myrcene Found in chamomile and ripe mangoes, myrcene is said to have mild sedative and analgesic effects.  Myrcene Wikipedia article   Ideal Terpene Blending Ratios In the aromatherapy world, fragrances are distinguished by their ratio of fragrance oils to alcohol carrier. For example, a perfume is 30%, eau de parfum is 15%, an eau de toilette is 8%, a cologne is 5%, and a room spray may be 3%, with the rest consisting of alcohol. In the case of perfumes, the alcohol is considered the "carrier".    When working with active ingredients such as CBD in foods, keep in mind that too great a concentration of terpenes can be overwhelming. Similarly, a typically flavored beverage for example may only require a 1% ratio of the flavoring oils, while a capsaicin infused beverage needs a ratio of 1 in 50,000 in order to be safe - with terpenes, it's not as extreme, but starting low is wise - 1-3%, and then adding more as needed, but would not recommend exceeding a 10% ratio - higher concentrations can be very irritating to the senses.

    PureGro1
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  • Firecracker recipe

    Ingredients and equipment
     
    First of all, you will need about half a gram of weed for each cracker you will make. Figure out how many crackers you expect to make and acquire the right amount of weed accordingly. Secondly, you will need Ritz crackers, Saltine crackers, Jacobs crackers, or some other similar type of cracker that go well with peanut butter.
     
    Now for the peanut butter: you should make sure that it is a type of peanut butter that has plenty of peanut oil. It should be non-hydrogenated as well. Unfortunately, Jif and Skippy brands of peanut butter do not have enough peanut oil in them — and that means they won’t work for this recipe. Go for another brand. You can also use Nutella or a chocolate spread instead of peanut butter if you prefer. Crunchy peanut butter is also perfectly fine to use.
     
    Next, you will need an item to mix together your peanut butter and the marijuana. This should be something small, like a toothpick. You should also have scissors of some sort or else a coffee grinder on hand to cut up the marijuana with. Make sure there’s enough tin foil to cover and store the crackers when they’re done. Finally, you will also need an oven.
     
    How to make firecrackers
     
    First, you will need to bake your marijuana. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. While you wait for it to heat up, take scissors and cut up the marijuana into tiny pieces. A coffee grinder will also do the job thoroughly and quickly; the finer the pieces of marijuana, the better it will work for your weed peanut butter crackers.
     
    Once the oven is ready, you can put your marijuana inside a tin foil bowl of sorts to hold the marijuana. Leave it in for about a quarter of an hour, then check on the weed. If it is extremely powdery or dusty, they have been baked for the perfect amount.
     
    Baking your marijuana is a highly important part of creating a weed firecracker. The reason for this is that it needs to be decarboxylated. Decarboxylation means that the THCA turns into THC. This can only occur when the marijuana is dried out enough — this drying process is accomplished through baking the weed. This process automatically happens when you smoke or vaporize marijuana since it is heated up enough for the decarboxylation process to take place. If you forget to bake your marijuana, you won’t feel a thing from your peanut butter pot cookies, so be sure not to forget.
     
    The next thing you should do is turn up the oven to approximately 300 degrees Fahrenheit, then wait for ten to fifteen minutes. Put a thick layer peanut butter (regular peanut butter without any weed yet) on both sides of each cracker (up to a centimeter). Then take your freshly baked marijuana and sprinkle it on half of the peanut butter crackers. Leave the other half for sandwiching it later.
     
    Take your toothpick or other mixing tool and mix the peanut butter with the marijuana, doing so as thoroughly as possible on top of the cracker. You want as much weed as you can to touch peanut butter. When you’re done with that, sandwich the crackers together and wrap them up in tin foil.
     
    Place the wrapped up peanut butter weed crackers onto a cookie sheet and into the oven and bake them for 20 minutes. Once the twenty minutes have passed, up the heat level to about 350 degrees Fahrenheit and leave it for another two minutes. Remove the freshly baked weed peanut butter cookies from the oven and set them to the side until they have cooled off. Now you are free to enjoy your delicious marijuana firecrackers!
     
    Original source: http://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/firecracker-recipe/

    pSmith
    pSmith
    Cooking With Marijuana 4

    Cooking with Ganja - a complete guide

    Hey everyone,   Thought this may be useful for those who enjoy cooking with ganja but may have never tried it. In this topic over the coming weeks/months, I'll be pasting useful detail split into the following categories:   1. Weights and measures 2. Oven temperatures 3. Introduction 4. Things you'll need to make these recipes 5. Basic prep 6. A guide to eating amounts 7. Recipes - Sweet things 8. Recipes - Drinks 9. Recipes - Savoury 10. Recipes - For the Vegan 11 Recipes - Microwave magic 12. Recipes - Dinner parties   I don't have any pictures to paste here I'm afraid but if anyone makes any of the recipes you will find here, then please add your pics! 

    Shiva
    Shiva
    Cooking With Marijuana 24

    Favorite recipes

    I have not had the time to prep anything for baking.... so I do not have any personal favs yet. (I'm thinking I may end up being the guy who brings FUDGE to parties)   But what are yalls favorite "special" foods? Maybe share a recipe or two!

    Batman
    Batman
    Cooking With Marijuana 56
  • DIY Hash Oil and Concentrates

    Hello everyone
    I would like to show you a new system for making hash oil and marijuana concentrates at home. It is called OilXGreen (www.oilxgreen.net) and costs less than $200. It uses Pentane as a solvent. Pentane works well for extracting THC as it extracts only the desired components. No need to winterize or remove waxes. Check out the video to see just how easy it is to create hash oil and other extracts at home.

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    Automate your humidifier for grows/drying

    Hey guys!  I picked up a few tricks since I've been away and this one is among my favorites.  I made it to eliminate my stress during drying, but it also works well during your grow.  All you really need to set is the minimum humidity level you want to maintain.  I keep it at 60 for both grows and drying.  You can use a cheaper DHT11 sensor, but the 22 is more accurate.  Be safe, and do not attempt this if you can't protect yourself from fire and or electrocution!  I recommend painting the clear plastic tank (if your humidifier has one) white until no light shine through it.  I also add a couple drops of bleach to the tank every other time I fill it up.  Place the humidifier near/behind your fans to keep the mist from hitting the sensor and triggering the unit off.  This little mod has saved me many many many many gray hairs come dry/curing time.  THIS DOES REQUIRE SOLDERING!   How it works:  When your humidity drops below your desired level, it will turn the humidifier on automagically until it reaches +5% your minimum setting, at which point, it will turn off and wait for it to drop again.  Pretty straight forward.  I put a lot of comments in the code.  I've run this for a few years now, and it's rock solid and fully tested.  I should probably draw a wiring diagram, but everything is available on the 'net.   Parts:  Humidifier  -- I used a vicks from walmart, about 20 bucks. DHT22 sensor -- $5 I think? 4.7K ohm resisitor -- for the sensor.   Arduino -- I used the smallest one I could find.  https://www.gearbest.com/boards-shields/pp_226799.html?wid=1433363  .. $7 Arduino relay -- just a single relay.  less than $2 5v regulated AC adapter -- amazon that shit.  10 bucks. A few jumper wires   HOWTO: 1.  Program the arduino using the code below. 2.  Connect the power and sensor pin on the DHT22 with a 4.7K resistor (solder it) 3.  Solder your sensor wire and its power pins to the board.  Give your sensor 6" or so of wire. 4.  Solder your relay control wire and power pins to the board. 5.  Tuck it all inside the base of your humidifier.  Use some hot glue to keep it from shaking about.  Route the sensor outside the unit. 6. Splice the humidifiers AC neutral wire over to your AC adapter. 7.  Cut the AC hot wire 6" from where it ends up (usually a switch on the front of the unit) and route it over to your Normally Open terminal on the relay.  Splice the hot wire to power your adapter and connect the other to your Common terminal on the relay. 8. Enjoy.  If you've done it properly, everything but the sensor is hidden in the base.   /* Beekers Smart Humidifier v1 */ #include <DHT.h>  // sensor library
    #define HUMIDIFIER 10 // pin number for humidifier relay
    #define DHTPIN 11 // sensor pin number
    #define DHTTYPE DHT22  // sensor type
    #define minHumidity 60  // minimum humidity  -- set this to whatever you need. byte humidity = 0;
    byte minH = minHumidity;
    byte lowHumidityState = LOW;
    unsigned long previousMillisSensors = 0;
    DHT dht(DHTPIN, DHTTYPE); void setup(){
      pinMode(HUMIDIFIER, OUTPUT);
      digitalWrite(HUMIDIFIER, HIGH);
      dht.begin();
    } void loop(){
      unsigned long currentMillis = millis();
      if (currentMillis - previousMillisSensors >= 2000){  // check sensor every 2 seconds
        humidity = dht.readHumidity();  // read humidity
        previousMillisSensors = currentMillis;
      }
      if (humidity < minH){  // check recorded humidity
        lowHumidityState = HIGH;  // if it's low, trigger lowHumidityState
      }
      else{  //  if it is not below set level
        lowHumidityState = LOW; //  turn off lowHumidityState
      }
      if (lowHumidityState == HIGH){  // if lowHumidityState is true 
        digitalWrite(HUMIDIFIER, LOW); // turn on the humidfier
        minH = minHumidity + 5; // and raise the minimum humidity level 5%
      }
      else{  // if lowHumidityState is false
        digitalWrite(HUMIDIFIER, HIGH); // turn off the humidifier
        minH = minHumidity;  // and set minimum humidity to desired level
      }
    }

    Zombeek
    Zombeek
    DIY 9

    Arduino 2 lamp and fan controller

    This one is sort of a PITA because I never did add in a switch to flip between photoperiods easily.  I have to edit the code and re-upload it.  however, since I use an arduino micro and plug it into a breadboard, it's pretty easy to remove and bring it over to the PC.   How it works: You set what time you want your lights to turn on and off and when it's time to turn them on, it will start the first lamp, then the lamp cooling fan in 5 seconds, then 10 seconds after the first lamp fires, the 2nd lamp starts.  The exhaust fan/canopy fan starts after 30 seconds of lights on.  Everything is staggered so it doesn't slam your breaker and trip it.  When it's time to turn off, both lamps go off along with the room exhaust/canopy fans while the lamp cooling fan continues for another 10 mins to cool the bulbs.  If the controller is turned on during a time when your lamps would normally be on, it goes into a protection mode and turns the lamp cooling fan on for 10 mins before starting the lamps.  This is to avoid a hot bulb restart in the case of a brown-out that resets the controller.   The only soldering needed is for the AC adapter, so this one is a bit easier to put together than the humidifier controller.  I use breadboard wires to connect everything.   Parts: Arduino micro --  Like this: https://www.gearbest.com/sensors/pp_729019.html?wid=1433363  NOTE:  whichever arduino you use, make sure it has a 3.3v ouput pin for the RTC RTC  -- arduino real time clock. 2 double relays  -- 4 relays in total 5v regulated AC adapter   3 single plug outlets, 1 double outlet, electrical boxes, some wiring for it all.  The double outlet is for your carbon filtered room exhaust and canopy fan (if you use one).   Build notes:  it all goes together quite easily.  I installed the AC adapter inside the electrical box behind the outlets.  I used 2 boxes and a second 5v adapter so I could have the lamps on a 220V line, but you could use just 1 box if you wanted.  Just be sure to label those 220V sockets if you don't change the plug type!!! The arduino and relays are attached to the outside of the box so everything stays together.  Power them directly with the AC adapter, not the arduino.  I think it might have just enough power to do it, but it would be right at the limits with 4 of them.  Wiring diagrams are all online for each component.  You'll also have to program the RTC with the correct time.  That code is quite common and will come with the library files you download.  I've used this code for several years now, so it's well tested and bulletproof.  Enjoy!   Code:   /* Beekers Lamp Controller v1.0.1   *
     * 5 sec lamp fan delay
     * 10 sec lamp2 delay
     * 30 sec exhaust fan delay
     * 10 min lamp fan lights out cooldown
     * 10 min lamp fan reset cooldown
     */ #include <MD_DS3231.h>
    #include <Wire.h> #define lightsOnTime 21 // 9pm
    #define lightsOffTime 9 // 9am #define LAMP1 9
    #define LAMP2 10
    #define LAMP_FAN 11
    #define EXHAUST_FAN 12 byte lightsOnState = LOW;
    byte lampFanState = LOW;
    byte lamp1State = LOW;
    byte lamp2State = LOW;
    byte lampResetCoolState = LOW;
    unsigned long previousMillisLampResetCool = 0;
    unsigned long previousMillisLampCoolDown = 0;
    unsigned long previousMillisLamp2OnDelay = 0;
    unsigned long previousMillisExhaustOnDelay = 0;
    unsigned long previousMillisLampFanOnDelay = 0; void setup(){
      pinMode(LAMP1, OUTPUT);
      digitalWrite(LAMP1, HIGH);
      pinMode(LAMP2, OUTPUT);
      digitalWrite(LAMP2, HIGH);
      pinMode(LAMP_FAN, OUTPUT);
      digitalWrite(LAMP_FAN, HIGH);
      pinMode(EXHAUST_FAN, OUTPUT);
      digitalWrite(EXHAUST_FAN, HIGH);
      RTC.readTime();
      if ((RTC.h) >= lightsOnTime || (RTC.h) < lightsOffTime){
        lampResetCoolState = HIGH;
      }
    } void loop(){
      RTC.readTime();
      unsigned long currentMillis = millis();
    // Lamp Control
      if ((RTC.h) >= lightsOnTime && lampResetCoolState == LOW || (RTC.h) < lightsOffTime && lampResetCoolState == LOW){
        lightsOnState = HIGH;
      }
      else{
        lightsOnState = LOW;
      }
      if (lightsOnState == HIGH && lamp1State == LOW){
        digitalWrite(LAMP1, LOW);
        lamp1State = HIGH;
        previousMillisLamp2OnDelay = currentMillis;
        previousMillisLampFanOnDelay = currentMillis;
        previousMillisExhaustOnDelay = currentMillis;
      }
      if (lightsOnState == HIGH && lamp1State == HIGH && lamp2State == LOW && currentMillis - previousMillisLamp2OnDelay >= 10000){ // 10 sec
        digitalWrite(LAMP2, LOW);
        lamp2State = HIGH;
      }
      if (lightsOnState == LOW && lamp1State == HIGH && lamp2State == HIGH){
        digitalWrite(LAMP1, HIGH);
        lamp1State = LOW;
        digitalWrite(LAMP2, HIGH);
        lamp2State = LOW;
        previousMillisLampCoolDown = currentMillis;
      } // Lamp Cooling Fan
      if (lamp1State == HIGH && lampFanState == LOW && (currentMillis - previousMillisLampFanOnDelay > 5000)){ // 5 sec
        digitalWrite(LAMP_FAN, LOW);
        lampFanState = HIGH;
      }
      if (lamp1State == LOW && lampFanState == HIGH && (currentMillis - previousMillisLampCoolDown > 600000)){  // 10 mins
        digitalWrite(LAMP_FAN, HIGH);
        lampFanState = LOW;
      }
      if (lampResetCoolState == HIGH){
        digitalWrite(LAMP_FAN, LOW);
        lampFanState = HIGH;
      }
      if (lampResetCoolState == HIGH && lampFanState == HIGH && currentMillis - previousMillisLampResetCool > 600000){ // 10 mins
        lampResetCoolState = LOW;
      }
    // Exhaust Fan
      if (lamp1State == HIGH && (currentMillis - previousMillisExhaustOnDelay > 30000)){ // 30 sec delay
        digitalWrite(EXHAUST_FAN, LOW);
      }
      else{
        digitalWrite(EXHAUST_FAN, HIGH);
      }
    }
     

    Zombeek
    Zombeek
    DIY 1